This Day in History

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Day History: September-29

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


522 BC- Darius I of Persia -kills the Magian usurper Smerdis of Persia|Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Achaemenid Empire|Persian Empire.

61 BC- Pompey|Pompey the Great -celebrates his third Roman triumph|triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

1227- Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor -is excommunication|excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.

1364- Battle of Auray -English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.

1567-At a dinner, the Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba|Duke of Alba -arrests the Count of Egmont and the Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorn|Count of Hoorn for treason.

1650- Henry Robinson (writer)|Henry Robinson -opens his ''Office of Addresses and Encounters'' in Threadneedle Street, London.

1717-An 1717 Guatemala earthquake|earthquake -strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.

1789-The United States Department of War -first establishes a regular United States Army|army with a strength of several hundred men.

1789-The 1st United States Congress -adjourns.

1829-The Metropolitan Police Service|Metropolitan Police -of London, later also known as ''the Met'', is founded.

1848- Battle of Pákozd -Stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

1850-The Roman Catholic -hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.

1864- American Civil War -The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.

1885-The first Blackpool tramway|practical public electric -tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.

1907-The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral -in the U.S. capital.

1911-Italy declares Italo-Turkish War|war -on the Ottoman Empire.

1918- World War I -Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allies of World War I|Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.

1923-The British Mandate for Palestine (legal instrument)|British Mandate for Palestine -takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine.

1932- Chaco War -Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.

1938- Munich Agreement -Germany is given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting takes place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attend.

1940-Two Avro Anson -of No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAAF 1940 Brocklesby mid-air collision|collide in mid-air over Brocklesby, New South Wales, Australia, remain locked together after colliding, and then land safely.

1941- World War II -The Holocaust|Holocaust in Kiev, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babyn Yar|Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.

1949-The Communist Party of China -writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.

1951-The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college American football|football -game between Duke University|Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.

1954-The convention establishing CERN -(the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.

1957-Twenty MCi (740 petabecquerel -) of radioactive material is Kyshtym disaster|released in an explosion at the Soviet Union|Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.

1960- Nikita Khrushchev -leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.

1962-'' Alouette 1 -'' the first Canadian satellite, is launched.

1963-The second period of the Second Vatican Council -opens.

1964-The Argentina|Argentine -comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time.

1966-The Chevrolet Camaro -originally named Panther, is introduced.

1971- Oman -joins the Arab League.

1972- China–Japan relations -Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.

1975- WGPR -in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station.

1979- Pope John Paul II -becomes the first pope to visit Republic of Ireland|Ireland.

1982-The Chicago Tylenol murders -begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago.

1988- Space Shuttle -NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster|Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' disaster.

1990-Construction of the Washington National Cathedral -is completed.

1990-The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor -flies for the first time.

1991-Military coup in Haiti -(1991 Haitian coup d'état).

1992-Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello -is impeachment|impeached.

1995-The United States Navy -disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the "Jolly Rogers".

2004-The asteroid -4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

2004-The Burt Rutan -Ansari X Prize entry ''SpaceShipOne'' performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.

2006- Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 -collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a 2006–2007 Brazilian aviation crisis|Brazilian aviation crisis.

2007- Sellafield|Calder Hall -the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.

2008-Following the bankruptcy|bankruptcies -of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

2009-An 2009 Samoa earthquake|8.0 magnitude earthquake -near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami.

2013-Over 42 people are Gujba college massacre|killed -by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Nigeria.

Famous Birthdays


106 BC- Pompey -Roman general and politician (d. 48 BC)

1240- Margaret of England -(d. 1275)

1321- John of Artois, Count of Eu -(d. 1387)

1328- Joan of Kent -(d. 1385)

1511- Michael Servetus -Spanish physician, cartographer, and theologian (d. 1553)

1538- Joan Terès i Borrull -Spanish archbishop (d. 1603)

1547- Miguel de Cervantes -Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)

1548- William V, Duke of Bavaria -(d. 1626)

1561- Adriaan van Roomen -Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1615)

1571- Caravaggio -Italian painter (d. 1610)

1636- Thomas Tenison -English archbishop (d. 1715)

1639- William Russell, Lord Russell -English politician (d. 1683)

1640- Antoine Coysevox -French sculptor (d. 1720)

1674- Jacques-Martin Hotteterre -French flute player and composer (d. 1763)

1678- Adrien Maurice de Noailles -French soldier and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (d. 1766)

1691- Richard Challoner -English bishop (d. 1781)

1703- François Boucher -French painter (d. 1770)

1718- Nikita Ivanovich Panin -Russian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (d. 1783)

1725- Robert Clive -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (d. 1774)

1758- Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson -English admiral (d. 1805)

1766- Charlotte, Princess Royal -of England (d. 1828)

1786- Guadalupe Victoria -Mexican general, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)

1803- Mercator Cooper -American captain and explorer (d. 1872)

1803- Jacques Charles François Sturm -French mathematician and theorist (d. 1850)

1808- Henry Bennett (U.S. politician)|Henry Bennett -American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)

1810- Elizabeth Gaskell -English author (d. 1865)

1816- Paul Féval, père -French author and playwright (d. 1887)

1842- Louis J. Weichmann -American clerk, witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)

1843- Mikhail Skobelev -Russian general (d. 1882)

1844- Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 10th President of Argentina (d. 1909)

1853- Princess Thyra of Denmark -(d. 1933)

1863- Hugo Haase -German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1919)

1864- Alexandra Kitchin -English model (d. 1925)

1864- Miguel de Unamuno -Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1936)

1866- Mykhailo Hrushevskyi -Ukrainian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1934)

1876- Charlie Llewellyn -South African cricketer (d. 1964)

1879- Marius Jacob -French criminal (d. 1954)

1881- Ludwig von Mises -Austrian-American economist, sociologist and philosopher (d. 1973)

1895- Clarence Ashley -American banjo player and singer (d. 1967)

1895- Joseph Banks Rhine -American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1980)

1895- Roscoe Turner -American pilot (d. 1970)

1897- Herbert Agar -American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

1898- Trofim Lysenko -Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (d. 1976)

1899- László Bíró -Hungarian-Argentinian inventor, invented the ballpoint pen (d. 1985)

1899- Billy Butlin -South African-English businessman, founded Butlins (d. 1980)

1901- Lanza del Vasto -Italian poet, philosopher, and activist (d. 1981)

1901- Enrico Fermi -Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

1902- Miguel Alemán Valdés -Mexican lawyer and politician, 46th President of Mexico (d. 1983)

1904- Greer Garson -English-American actress and singer (d. 1996)

1907- Gene Autry -American singer and actor (d. 1998)

1907- George W. Jenkins -American businessman, founded Publix (d. 1996)

1908- Eddie Tolan -American sprinter (d. 1967)

1910- Bill Boyd (musician)|Bill Boyd -American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)

1910- Virginia Bruce -American actress and singer (d. 1982)

1912- Michelangelo Antonioni -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1913- Trevor Howard -English actor (d. 1988)

1913- Stanley Kramer -American director and producer (d. 2001)

1915- Vincent DeDomenico -American businessman, founded the Napa Valley Wine Train (d. 2007)

1915- Oscar Handlin -American historian and academic (d. 2011)

1915- Brenda Marshall -Filipino-American actress and singer (d. 1992)

1916- Carl Giles -English cartoonist (d. 1995)

1919- Vladimír Vašíček -Czech painter (d. 2003)

1919- Kira Zvorykina -Belarusian chess player (d. 2014)

1920- Peter D. Mitchell -English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

1920- Václav Neumann -Czech violinist and conductor (Smetana Quartet) (d. 1995)

1921- Franny Beecher -American guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 2014)

1921- John Ritchie (composer)|John Ritchie -New Zealand composer and educator (d. 2014)

1921- Albie Roles -English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1922- Lizabeth Scott -American actress and singer

1923- Stan Berenstain -American author and illustrator (d. 2005)

1923- Bum Phillips -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1925- Steve Forrest (actor)|Steve Forrest -American actor (d. 2013)

1926- Pete Elliott -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1927- Adhemar da Silva -Brazilian triple jumper (d. 2001)

1927- Pete McCloskey -American colonel and politician

1927- Barbara Mertz -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1928- Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury -English politician

1928- Brajesh Mishra -Indian politician and diplomat, 1st National Security Advisor (India)|Indian National Security Advisor (d. 2012)

1928- Nathan Shamuyarira -Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Zimbabwe)|Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)

1930- Richard Bonynge -Australian pianist and conductor

1930- Colin Dexter -English author and educator

1931- James Cronin -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931- Anita Ekberg -Swedish model and actress

1931- Paul Oestreicher -German-English priest and theologian

1932- Mehmood Ali -Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)

1932- Robert Benton -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1932- Paul Giel -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1933- Samora Machel -Mozambican commander and politician, 1st President of Mozambique (d. 1986)

1934- Skandor Akbar -American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)

1934- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -Hungarian-American psychologist and educator

1934- Lance Gibbs -Guyanese cricketer and manager

1934- Stuart M. Kaminsky -American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1935- Mylène Demongeot -French actress

1935- Jerry Lee Lewis -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1936- Silvio Berlusconi -Italian businessman and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Italy

1936- James Fogle -American author (d. 2012)

1936- Alla Demidova -Russian actress

1936- Hal Trosky, Jr. -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1938- Dave Harper (footballer)|Dave Harper -English footballer (d. 2013)

1938- Wim Kok -Dutch union leader and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1939- Fikret Abdić -Bosnian economist and politician

1939- Jim Baxter -Scottish footballer (d. 2001)

1939- Tommy Boyce -American songwriter (d. 1994)

1939- Dan Crary -American singer and guitarist

1939- Molly Haskell -American author and critic

1939- Larry Linville -American actor (d. 2000)

1939- Rhodri Morgan -Welsh politician, 2nd First Minister of Wales

1940- Nicola Di Bari -Italian singer-songwriter and actor

1940- Brute Force (musician)|Brute Force -American singer-songwriter

1940- Carlos Morales Troncoso -Dominican politician, 34th List of Vice Presidents of the Dominican Republic|Vice President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2014)

1941- Fred West -English serial killer (d. 1995)

1942- Felice Gimondi -Italian cyclist

1942- Madeline Kahn -American actress and singer (d. 1999)

1942- Ian McShane -English actor, director, and producer

1942- Bill Nelson -American captain and politician

1942- Jean-Luc Ponty -French violinist and composer (Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever)

1942- Janet Powell -Australian educator and politician (d. 2013)

1942- Steve Tesich -Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1996)

1943- Mohammad Khatami -Iranian scholar and politician, 5th President of Iran

1943- Gary Boyd Roberts -American genealogist and author

1943- Lech Wałęsa -Polish electrician and politician, 2nd President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1944- Mike Post -American composer and producer

1945- Kyriakos Sfetsas -Greek composer and poet

1946- Patricia Hodge -English actress

1946- Ian Wallace (drummer)|Ian Wallace -English drummer (King Crimson and Crimson Jazz Trio) (d. 2007)

1947- Martin Ferrero -American actor

1947- Ülo Kaevats -Estonian philosopher, academic, and politician

1947- Gary Wetzel -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient

1948- Yelena Drapeko -Kazakhstani-Russian actress

1948- Mark Farner -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grand Funk Railroad and Terry Knight and the Pack)

1948- Bryant Gumbel -American journalist and sportscaster

1948- Theo Jörgensmann -German clarinet player and composer (German Clarinet Duo, Clarinet Contrast, and Klarinettenquartett Cl-4)

1948- Mike Pinera -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Cactus (band)|Cactus, and Ramatam)

1949- George Dalaras -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Ken Macha -American baseball player and manager

1951- Michelle Bachelet -Chilean physician and politician, 34th President of Chile

1951- Pier Luigi Bersani -Italian politician, 6th List of Presidents of Emilia-Romagna|President of Emilia-Romagna

1951- Andrés Caicedo -Colombian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1977)

1951- Maureen Caird -Australian-New Zealand hurdler

1951- Mike Enriquez -Filipino journalist

1952- Roy Campbell, Jr. -American trumpet player (d. 2014)

1952- Gábor Csupó -Hungarian-American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Klasky Csupo

1952- Richard Hodges (archaeologist)|Richard Hodges -English archaeologist and academic

1952- Max Sandlin -American lawyer, judge, and politician

1952- Takanosato Toshihide -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 59th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 2011)

1953- Warren Cromartie -American baseball player, coach, and radio host

1953- Richard Grusin -American author and scholar

1953- Drake Hogestyn -American actor

1953- Jean-Claude Lauzon -Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1953- Lawrence Reed -American economist and author

1954- Uwe Jahn -German footballer and manager

1954- Mark Mitchell (actor)|Mark Mitchell -Australian actor

1955- Ann Bancroft -American explorer and author

1955- Gareth Davies (rugby player born 1955)|Gareth Davies -Welsh rugby player and academic

1955- Benoît Ferreux -French actor and director

1955- Ken Weatherwax -American actor

1956- Sebastian Coe -English sprinter and politician

1956- Suzzy Roche -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (The Roches)

1957- Chris Broad -English cricketer and referee

1957- Andrew Dice Clay -American comedian and actor

1957- Sokratis Malamas -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957- Mark Nicholas -English cricketer and sportscaster

1960- Julian Armour -American-Canadian cellist

1960- Kenneth Hansen (rallycross)|Kenneth Hansen -Swedish race car driver

1960- Alan McGee -Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Biff Bang Pow!)

1960- John Paxson -American basketball player and coach

1960- David Sammartino -American wrestler

1960- Andy Slaughter -English politician

1960- Carol Welsman -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

1961- Julia Gillard -Welsh-Australian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

1961- Stephanie Miller -American comedian and radio host

1962- Roger Bart -American actor and singer

1963- Dave Andreychuk -Canadian ice hockey player

1963- Les Claypool -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Primus (band)|Primus, Blind Illusion, Oysterhead, and Sausage (band)|Sausage)

1964- Jeanna Fine -American porn actress and dancer

1964- Brad Lohaus -American basketball player

1966- Hersey Hawkins -American basketball player and coach

1966- Jill Whelan -American actress and radio host

1967- Brett Anderson -English singer-songwriter (Suede (band)|Suede and The Tears)

1968- Patrick Burns (paranormal investigator)|Patrick Burns -American paranormal investigator

1968- Luke Goss -English singer, producer, and actor (Bros)

1968- Matt Goss -English singer-songwriter (Bros)

1968- Alex Skolnick -American guitarist (Alex Skolnick Trio, Testament (band)|Testament, Savatage, and Stratospheerius)

1968- Samir Soni -English-Indian model and actor

1969- Sabrina (Greek singer)|Sabrina -Zimbabwean-Greek singer

1969- Jon Auer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Posies, Big Star, Sky Cries Mary and The Squirrels)

1969- Angelo Barretto -Filipino race car driver

1969- Erika Eleniak -American model and actress

1969- DeVante Swing -American singer-songwriter, and producer (Jodeci)

1969- Aleks Syntek -Mexican singer-songwriter and producer

1970- AMG (rapper)|AMG -American rapper

1970- Emily Lloyd -English actress

1970- Nicolás Pereira -Uruguayan-Venezuelan tennis player

1970- Russell Peters -Canadian comedian, actor, and producer

1970- Yoshihiro Tajiri -Japanese wrestler

1970- Natasha Gregson Wagner -American actress

1971- Tanoka Beard -American basketball player

1971- Mackenzie Crook -English actor and screenwriter

1971- Sibel Tüzün -Turkish singer-songwriter

1972- Oliver Gavin -English race car driver

1972- Togi Makabe -Japanese wrestler

1972- Robert Webb -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1973- Foivos Delivorias -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973- Joe Hulbig -American ice hockey player

1973- Shannon Larratt -Canadian publisher, founded ''BMEzine'' (d. 2013)

1973- Athanasios Michalopoulos -Greek volleyball player

1973- Scout Niblett -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1974- Brian Ash -American screenwriter and producer

1974- Alexis Cruz -American actor

1975- Albert Celades -Spanish footballer and manager

1975- Ava Vincent -American porn actress and model

1976- Darren Byfield -English-Jamaican footballer

1976- Kelvin Davis -English footballer

1976- Óscar Sevilla -Spanish cyclist

1976- Andriy Shevchenko -Ukrainian footballer and politician

1977- Eric Barton -American football player

1977- Wade Brookbank -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Debelah Morgan -American singer-songwriter

1977- Jake Westbrook -American baseball player

1978- Mohini Bhardwaj -American gymnast

1978- Gunner McGrath -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Much the Same)

1978- Kurt Nilsen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979- Takumi Beppu -Japanese cyclist

1979- Artika Sari Devi -Indonesian model and actress

1979- Shelley Duncan -American baseball player

1979- Jaime Lozano -Mexican footballer

1980- Patrick Agyemang -English footballer

1980- Dallas Green (musician)|Dallas Green -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire, City and Colour, and You+Me)

1980- Zachary Levi -American actor and director

1981- Aris Galanopoulos -Greek footballer

1981- Leonid Gulov -Estonian rower

1981- Siarhei Rutenka -Belarusian-Spanish handball player

1981- Shane Smeltz -German-New Zealand footballer

1982- Matt Giteau -Australian rugby player

1982- Ariana Jollee -American porn actress and director

1982- Lauren Pope -English DJ, producer, and actress

1982- Amy Williams -English Skeleton (sport)|skeleton racer

1983- Lisette Oropesa -American soprano

1984- Lisa Gormley -English-Australian actress

1984- Per Mertesacker -German footballer

1984- Isha Sharvani -Indian actress and dancer

1985- Calvin Johnson -American football player

1985- Niklas Moisander -Finnish footballer

1985- Dani Pedrosa -Spanish motorcycle racer

1986- Lisa Foiles -American actress and journalist

1986- Mark Fraser (ice hockey)|Mark Fraser -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Matt Lashoff -American ice hockey player

1986- Isaac Makwala -Botswana sprinter

1986- Benoît Pouliot -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- David Del Rio -American actor

1988- Kevin Durant -American basketball player

1988- Justin Nozuka -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1989- Theo Adams -English photographer and director

1989- Adore Delano -American drag queen performer and singer

1989- Aaron Martin (footballer)|Aaron Martin -English footballer

1989- Andrea Poli -Italian footballer

1990- Doug Brochu -American actor

1990- Joosep Laiksoo -Estonian race car driver

1990- Lena Wermelt -German footballer

1991- Adem Ljajić -Serbian footballer

1993- Viktor Romanenkov -Estonian figure skater

1995- Alice Matteucci -Italian tennis player

History of Deaths


722- Leudwinus -Frankish archbishop and saint (b. 660)

855- Lothair I -Roman emperor (b. 795)

1304- John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey -English general (b. 1231)

1364- Charles I, Duke of Brittany -(b. 1319)

1560- Gustav I of Sweden -(b. 1496)

1637- Lorenzo Ruiz -Filipino martyr and saint (b. 1600)

1642- René Goupil -French missionary and saint (b. 1608)

1642- William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire (b. 1561)

1703- Charles de Saint-Évremond -French-English soldier, author, and critic (b. 1610)

1800- Michael Denis -Austrian poet and author (b. 1729)

1804- Michael Hillegas -American politician, 1st Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)

1833- Ferdinand VII of Spain -(b. 1784)

1862- William "Bull" Nelson -American general (b. 1824)

1887- Bernhard von Langenbeck -German surgeon and academic (b. 1810)

1889- Louis Faidherbe -French general and politician (b. 1818)

1900- Samuel Fenton Cary -American lawyer and politician (b. 1814)

1902- William McGonagall -Scottish poet and actor (b. 1825)

1902- Émile Zola -French journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1840)

1908- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis -Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1839)

1913- Rudolf Diesel -German engineer, invented the Diesel Engine (b. 1858)

1925- Léon Bourgeois -French police officer and politician, 64th Prime Minister of France, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1851)

1927- Arthur Achleitner -German journalist and author (b. 1858)

1927- Willem Einthoven -Indonesian-Dutch physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

1928- John Devoy -Irish rebel leader (b. 1842)

1930- Ilya Repin -Ukrainian-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1844)

1937- Ray Ewry -American triple jumper (b. 1873)

1937- Ernst Hoppenberg -German swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)

1951- Thomas Cahill (soccer)|Thomas Cahill -American soccer player and coach (b. 1864)

1952- John Cobb (racing driver)|John Cobb -English race car driver (b. 1899)

1967- Carson McCullers -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1917)

1970- Edward Everett Horton -American actor and singer (b. 1886)

1973- W. H. Auden -English-American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1907)

1975- Casey Stengel -American baseball player and manager (b. 1890)

1976- Sheik Ali -Lebanese-Australian wrestler (b. 1927)

1981- Bill Shankly -Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1913)

1982- Monty Stratton -American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)

1987- Henry Ford II -American businessman (b. 1917)

1988- Charles Addams -American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (b. 1912)

1989- Gussie Busch -American businessman (b. 1899)

1989- Georges Ulmer -Danish-French singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1919)

1993- Gordon Douglas (director)|Gordon Douglas -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1907)

1994- Cheb Hasni -Algerian singer (b. 1968)

1996- Leslie Crowther -English comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1933)

1997- Roy Lichtenstein -American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

1998- Tom Bradley (American politician)|Tom Bradley -American lieutenant and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)

1999- Jean-Louis Millette -Canadian actor (b. 1935)

2000- John Grant (British politician)|John Grant -English politician (b. 1932)

2001- Nguyễn Văn Thiệu -Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

2002- Edmund Trebus -Polish-English compulsive hoarder (b. 1918)

2004- Richard Sainct -French motorcycle racer (b. 1970)

2005- Patrick Caulfield -English painter (b. 1936)

2005- Austin Leslie -American chef and author (b. 1934)

2006- Walter Hadlee -New Zealand cricketer and manager (b. 1915)

2006- Michael A. Monsoor -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

2006- Louis-Albert Vachon -Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)

2006- Jan Werner Danielsen -Norwegian singer (b. 1976)

2007- Lois Maxwell -Canadian-Australian actress (b. 1927)

2008- Hayden Carruth -American poet and critic (b. 1921)

2009- Pavel Popovich -Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

2009- Sperantza Vrana -Greek actress (b. 1928)

2010- Tony Curtis -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1925)

2010- Greg Giraldo -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1965)

2012- Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1942)

2012- Hebe Camargo -Brazilian singer and actress (b. 1929)

2012- Nao Saejima -Japanese model and actress (b. 1968)

2012- Neil Smith (geographer)|Neil Smith -Scottish geographer and academic (b. 1954)

2012- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger -American publisher (b. 1926)

2012- Malcolm Wicks -English politician (b. 1947)

2013- Harold Agnew -American physicist and engineer (b. 1921)

2013- Anton Benning -German lieutenant (b. 1918)

2013- Patricia Castell -Argentinian actress (b. 1926)

2013- Pete T. Cenarrusa -American politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (b. 1917)

2013- Carl Joachim Classen -German scholar and academic (b. 1928)

2013- S. N. Goenka -Burmese-Indian educator (b. 1924)

2013- L. C. Greenwood -American football player (b. 1946)

2013- Bob Kurland -American basketball player and politician (b. 1924)

2014- Miguel Boyer -Spanish economist and politician (b. 1939)

2014- Stan Monteith -American surgeon and author (b. 1929)

2014- Luis Nishizawa -Mexican painter and educator (b. 1918)

2014- John Ritchie (composer)|John Ritchie -New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1921)

2014- George Shuba -American baseball player (b. 1924)